CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 2013
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(Washington: Bob Orr) The Justice Department’s announcement it will join a lawsuit that claims cyclist Lance Armstrong broke his contract with the US Postal Service by using performance enhancing drugs examined; charges from the suit first filed by former teammate Floyd Landis and statement from Armstrong’s attorney Robert Luskin quoted. [Earlier, ARMSTRONG – denies Landis’s accusations.] [In “60 Minutes” interview, former teammate Tyler HAMILTON – says there was EPO, testosterone and a blood transfusion.] [In Oprah Winfrey interview last month, ARMSTRONG – says it was one big lie.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) USADA CEO Travis Tygart’s role in bringing Armstrong down reviewed; his letter to Attorney General Eric Holder quoted. [In “60 Minutes” interview, TYGART – says a jury should have an opportunity to decide whether the government should be paid back for the millions that were defrauded by this team.]
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